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Research development is a set of strategic, proactive, catalytic, and capacity-building activities designed to facilitate individual faculty members, teams of researchers, and central research administrations in attracting extramural research funding, creating relationships, and developing and implementing strategies that increase institutional competitiveness.[http://www.nordp.org/about-us]
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White House Investing $100 Million in Government Spectrum Initiative

The White House Friday is announcing a $100 million, multi-prong initiative to free up more government spectrum via spectrum sharing and spectrum efficiency that could also allow for relinquishing spectrum. That is according to a White House official on background.

At the same time, the Administration is releasing a report promoting the advances and investment in broadband under the Obama administration.

Two years ago, the president called for what he said was a deficit reduction plan to deploy high-speed wireless services to at least 98% of Americans, including those in more remote rural communities, while freeing up spectrum through incentive auctions, spurring innovation, and creating a nationwide, interoperable wireless network for public safety. He included his wireless broadband deployment plan as part of the American Jobs Act.

The new initiatives include a presidential directive to federal agencies "to enhance the efficiency of their use of spectrum and make more capacity available to satisfy the skyrocketing demand of consumer and business broadband users." 

The memorandum creates a White House-based Spectrum Policy Team to oversee implementation and make further recommendations.

The president is also pledging $100 million in R&D support. By September, the National Science Foundation will award $23 million in spectrum-sharing research and development grants and DARPA will announce the first of a planned $60 million in contracts for federal spectrum sharing efforts over the next five years.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will spend another $17.5 million on spectrum and advanced communications research and to encourage more public-private collaboration.

There will also be a Spectrum Technology Day to "showcase advances in spectrum sharing and other innovations aimed at solving the so-called 'spectrum crunch.'"

 

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This will focus attention to research on effective management of spectrum use and related technologies.

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This will focus attention to spectrum management.

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Oklahoma Seeks Leader Role In Unmanned Aircraft

Oklahoma Seeks Leader Role In Unmanned Aircraft | Research Development | Scoop.it
The state of Oklahoma believes that it has the resources to be among the leading U.S. states in commercializing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
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Stephen McKeever, Oklahoma secretary of science and technology points out that a study by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which ranked Oklahoma 30th for potential aerospace is only a “snapshot” based on current indicators of the U.S.aerospace industry and favors states with large existing manufacturing bases. AUVSI acknowledge this point, saying, “It is important to note that the projections contained in this report are based on the current airspace activity and infrastructure in a given state. As a result, states with an already thriving aerospace industry are projected to reap the most economic gains. However, a variety of factors–state laws, tax incentives, regulations, the establishment of test sites and the adoption of UAStechnology by end users–will ultimately determine where jobs flow.”

 

Oklahoma’s aspiration to become the “fly to” state for UAS research, development, testing, simulation and manufacturing is backed by a coalition of the state’s political, academic, business and military leadership, starting with Governor Mary Fallin, a Republican who has been out front in promoting the industry. A spring 2012 report by the governor’s UAS council found that Oklahoma “occupies a very favorable position in the nascent UAS industry,” particularly because of access to restricted military airspace where unmanned aircraft can be flown and evaluated, academic resources and a base of at least 15 companies involved in UAS to build upon. “We are right in this space,” McKeever told the Oklahoma UAS summit in Norman in late March. “Our existing industries would really benefit from the development of UAS.”

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G8 Science Ministers Statement on the Need for Open Scientific Research Data

G8 Science Ministers Statement  on the Need for Open Scientific Research Data | Research Development | Scoop.it
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On June 13, 2013, the G8 Science Ministers released a statement outlining the need for open scientific research data, the need to promote the development of global research infrastructure and recognition of the need to expand access to scientific research results.

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NBCUniversal Foundation Invites Applications for 21st Century Solutions Initiative | PND | Foundation Center

NBCUniversal Foundation Invites Applications for 21st Century Solutions Initiative | PND | Foundation Center | Research Development | Scoop.it
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The NBCUniversal Foundation is accepting applications for its 21st Century Solutions initiative from nonprofits working to address emerging and ongoing community challenges. Approximately 30 grants totaling $1.2 million will support initiatives to serve populations in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, the San Francisco Bay Area, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Washington, D.C., or Connecticut in the areas of civic engagement, education, environment, jobs and economic empowerment, media arts, and technology.

Visit the Web site of the NBC affiliate that serves the nearest metropolitan area:

Bay Area: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/21stCenturySolutions/
Chicago: http://www.nbcchicago.com/21stCenturySolutions/
Connecticut:http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/21stCenturySolutions/
Dallas-Fort Worth: http://www.nbcdfw.com/21stCenturySolutions/
Los Angeles: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/21stCenturySolutions/
New York City: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/21stCenturySolutions/
Philadelphia:http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/21stCenturySolutions/
San Diego: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/21stCenturySolutions/
South Florida: http://www.nbcmiami.com/21stCenturySolutions/
Washington, D.C.:http://www.nbcwashington.com/21stCenturySolutions/

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Kelly Rusch named vice president for research and creative ... - NDSU

Kelly Rusch named vice president for research and creative ... - NDSU | Research Development | Scoop.it
Kelly A. Rusch, professor, researcher and former administrator at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, has been hired as vice president for research and creative activities at NDSU. In her role, she will ...
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Celebrating the promotion of a female to vice president for research!

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Home | Research Norman & Tulsa Campuses

Home | Research Norman & Tulsa Campuses | Research Development | Scoop.it
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Very proud to be part of the University of Oklahoma's Office of the Vice President for Research. 

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10 Great Tools for Academic Research You Should Know about

10 Great Tools for Academic Research You Should Know about | Research Development | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Well, I use three of these - time to start learning some new tools.

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Research and reference management tools that are extremely helpful.

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Catalyzing Advances in Undergraduate STEM Education (CAUSE)

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Catalyzing Advances in Undergraduate STEM Education (CAUSE) is a new program proposed for FY 2014. For comparability purposes, funding for FY 2012 Actual and FY 2012 Enacted/FY 2013 Annualized CR includes programs that have been consolidated into CAUSE. These include Climate Change Education (CCE); Engineering Education (EE); Geoscience Education; Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering (NUE); Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG); Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP); Transforming Undergraduate Biology Education (TUBE); Transforming Undergrad Education in STEM (TUES); and Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-based Reforms (WIDER).

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Scientists Hope to Predict Tornadoes With Drones

Scientists Hope to Predict Tornadoes With Drones | Research Development | Scoop.it
Now scientists have a new goal: extending the warning time from minutes to hours by sending unmanned aircraft -- drones -- into a brewing storm.
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We are on the cusp of developing and implementing humanitarian and beneficial uses of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). 

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NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it'll start with pizza

NASA is funding a 3D food printer, and it'll start with pizza | Research Development | Scoop.it

NASA is funding research into 3D-printed food. As Quartz reveals, Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor received a $125,000 grant from the agency to build a prototype 3D printer with the aim of automating food creation. It's hoped the system could provide astronauts food during long-distance space travel, but its creator has the loftier aim of solving the increasing food shortages around the world by cutting down on waste. The software for the printer will be open-source, while the hardware is based on the open-source RepRap Mendel 3D printer.


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NSF awards $20 million to statewide consortium - University of Delaware

University of Delaware NSF awards $20 million to statewide consortium University of Delaware 11:20 a.m., May 24, 2013--The National Science Foundation and Delaware's congressional delegation announced Thursday that the Delaware EPSCoR program has...
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Hey OU climate and sustainability researchers. Delaware is also an EPSCoR State. How can we help you to find opportunities to collaborate?

(crpde.ou.edu)

 

In Delaware, the program focuses on enhancing environmental science, engineering, social science and policy research in support of the state’s goal of achieving a sustainable environment and a prosperous economy.

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EPA Awards More Than $4.3 Million in Partnership with NSF and ...

EPA Awards More Than $4.3 Million in Partnership with NSF and NOAA for Climate and Air Quality Research / Southern Company, Electric Power Research Institute provide additional support. Release Date: 06/05/2013 ...
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Understanding Biodiversity Patterns in Nature: It Takes Two Fields--Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Understanding Biodiversity Patterns in Nature: It Takes Two Fields--Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | Research Development | Scoop.it

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National Science Foundation Participates in White House Initiatives in Wireless Broadband and Technological Innovation | NSF.gov

National Science Foundation Participates in White House Initiatives in Wireless Broadband and Technological Innovation | NSF.gov | Research Development | Scoop.it

In conjunction with the recently-released Presidential Memorandum on Expanding America's Leadership in Wireless Innovation, the White House has announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF), along with other federal agencies, will make strategic investments in research and development to make more efficient use of the nation's airwaves.

 

Efficient use of the radio spectrum is becoming increasingly important as the rapid growth in wireless applications is placing an increasing demand on a limited supply of radio frequencies. Increased access to the radio spectrum will not only promote economic development through new technologies and applications, but also ensure that public and private entities can efficiently support critical capabilities, such as public safety and defense. NSF is responding to this national need by supporting research to find innovative, efficient ways to share the spectrum available.

 

In 2012, NSF introduced the Enhancing Wireless Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS) program to invest in academic and small business research that can help identify better and more efficient ways to use the available airwaves. These improvements have the potential to significantly improve radio spectrum utilization and meet the nation's broadband needs. The EARS program invests across math, physical sciences, engineering, computer science and economic sciences, and research awards have totaled $23 million in its first year of funding (FY 2012). Additional research awards will be made in 2013.

 

So far, the EARS program has supported a variety of cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, including:

 

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The White House has announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF), along with other federal agencies, will make strategic investments in research and development to make more efficient use of the nation's airwaves.

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MU signs new chief of research, economic development

MU signs new chief of research, economic development Kansas City Business Journal (blog) The University of Missouri hired a former chemist and vice president of research for Penn State to oversee research and economic development at its four...
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Henry “Hank” Foley will assume the new position of executive vice president for academic affairs, the University of Missouri System announced on Tuesday. His duties will include overseeing strategic planning efforts, promoting economic development, advancing research collaborations and enhancing funding.

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Open Knowledge Repository

Open Knowledge Repository | Research Development | Scoop.it
Have you visited the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository lately? Development research starts here: http://t.co/wVJjiAubp0 #openaccess
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The data management plan is critical to most NSF proposals and important for sharing the findings of research resulting from any funded research.

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Hillary Clinton decries sequester for deep cuts to scientific research - Washington Post (blog)

Hillary Clinton decries sequester for deep cuts to scientific research - Washington Post (blog) | Research Development | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle Hillary Clinton decries sequester for deep cuts to scientific research Washington Post (blog) Addressing a charity benefit dinner in Chicago for Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, the former secretary of state made a...
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Wiggle Room for Political Science? - Inside Higher Ed

Wiggle Room for Political Science?
Inside Higher Ed
WASHINGTON -- The National Science Foundation on Friday announced its rules to carry out new Congressional restrictions on supporting research in political science.
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The ban on NSF funding of political science research was approved by Congress in March. The final version of the bill carved out two exceptions: work "promoting national security or the economic interests of the United States."

 

The guidance issued by the NSF Friday acknowledges the new law and the exceptions. But the guidance states that the political science division of the NSF will continue to accept and review grant proposals under the criteria that were in place prior to the new law.

 

At the same time, the NSF will review whether grant proposals fall into one of the two exceptions. The way the NSF set this up, political scientists speculated, was to encourage people to continue to apply, and to try to fit into one of the exceptions, rather than to discourage applications in political science. No details are provided on how the NSF will judge whether grant applications fall into one of the exceptions, but some scholars in the field have expressed the hope that many grants could make a claim at helping either national security or the economy.


Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/06/10/nsf-releases-guidelines-complying-law-barring-support-political-science#ixzz2WChdXgrN ;
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Welcome to ResearchMatch!

Welcome to ResearchMatch! | Research Development | Scoop.it
ResearchMatch is a not-for-profit effort that brings together researchers and people who are willing to learn more about research studies in a secure and convenient manner.
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'Space Odyssey' author inspires imagination research center - Fox News

'Space Odyssey' author inspires imagination research center - Fox News | Research Development | Scoop.it
'Space Odyssey' author inspires imagination research center
Fox News
The creative mind behind the communications satellite and "2001: A Space Odyssey" — Arthur C. Clarke — has now inspired an academic center dedicated to studying imagination.
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"We're looking at imagination as a multi-disciplinary phenomenon," said Sheldon Brown, a U.C. San Diego professor of visual arts who will head the new center. The center will collaborate with organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation on research projects, seek grants to study imagination in science and the arts, and host public lectures and symposia, among other activities, she said.

That means the center's work will include "people from a wide range of fields, neuroscientists to astrophysicists to social scientists to artists and writers … We're looking to find ways to find intersections between these different disciplines."


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Research and Development Funding for Businesses Was Virtually Unchanged ... - National Science Foundation (press release)

Research and Development Funding for Businesses Was Virtually Unchanged ... - National Science Foundation (press release) | Research Development | Scoop.it
National Science Foundation (press release)
Research and Development Funding for Businesses Was Virtually Unchanged ...
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Intel and BT Launch Collaborative Research Laboratory

PRESS BACKGROUND INFORMATION. Intel and BT Launch Collaborative Research Laboratory. New research could lead to new platforms in the telecommunications infrastructure, as well as new technologies and services ...
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Businesses With A Strong Sense Of Purpose Are More Successful | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

Businesses With A Strong Sense Of Purpose Are More Successful | Co.Design: business + innovation + design | Research Development | Scoop.it
Businesses With A Strong Sense Of Purpose Are More Successful http://t.co/nCgnBCapWH

Via Fred Zimny
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This is true for research as well as business - what is the purpose and how does the research/researcher clearly focus on expanding the base of knowledge?

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Metaknowledge Network: Postdocs and Programmers

Metaknowledge Network: Postdocs and Programmers | Research Development | Scoop.it

Metaknowledge research is an exciting new interdisciplinary field that blends Big Data, complex systems methods, and computational social science with sociological, anthropological, historical, and philosophical approaches in order to develop “knowledge about knowledge.”

 

Postdocs positions:

http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/about/jobs.php#pd-metanet

http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/about/jobs.php#pd-prog-nsf

 

Programmer positions:

http://bit.ly/XAoyLp 


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Big Data is getting bigger and bigger!

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What do you ask your NSF PO about a declined proposal? | Prof ...

What do you ask your NSF PO about a declined proposal? | Prof ... | Research Development | Scoop.it
By now everyone knows the fate of their IOS or DEB preproposals. The decline rate is high, even at this stage, so don't get all bummed out if your preproposal didn't get picked up. The most critical part of learning from the ...
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Good advice. If you are a University of Oklahoma researcher, the Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment (crpde.ou.edu) is available to assist with an analysis of your reviewer comments to support re-application.

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